posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 11:00 AM
Aside from all the bickering going on in this thread, I do find this interesting. I never really considered how this Party would attempt to function
in our society today, and I was glancing through this
linked through the OP's
original webpage and I read this quote which I thought was interesting:
Currently, the conditions rarely if ever allow us to run open Communists for office. When members do run for office, it is within the auspices of the
Democratic Party. Otherwise, we find ourselves supporting progressive (and in some instances not-so-progressive) Democratic candidates. Despite how
much many of us would love to run comrades for office as Communists, we all agree that this is how we currently have to function in this political
Apparently they see a big opening occuring for their Party right now, under Obama's leadership. On the same webpage linked above, there is a huge
section called Possibilities Under Obama that lists their point by point agenda. Just a few of their points, which I find relevant, are:
In this new political climate, we can foresee winning a public option, like Medicare, in the current legislative fight over health care reform.
We can visualize enacting tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry that brought the economy to ruin.
We can imagine bringing the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, while being part of a regional process that brings peace and stability to the
In this new political climate, the expansion of union rights in this legislative session is not only sensible, it’s doable.
I find that these 'hopes' are shared by may people that I meet in daily life. I suppose I didn't realize these particular similarities in
viewpoints between the Democratic party and the Communist Party USA, but I assume that these particular similarities don't really 'belong' to
either party, and might be found in a few other political ideologies as well.
Anyway, thanks OP for forcing me to look into politics a tiny tiny bit... which is something that I usually don't like to do, thanks to the bouts of
nausea that go along with it.